First things first – time for a giveaway winner!
The winner of the Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Giveaway is…
Heather from Heather Runs 13.1!
Heather – please e-mail me at LiveRunGrow@gmail.com and I’ll coordinate getting your prize out to you!
Also, in case you missed it I had a guest post over on Running at Disney last week featuring one of my favorite (and easiest!) yoga poses! It’s a great way to help your legs recover after a long run or race so be sure to stop over and check it out!
Monday – 8 mile run
Tuesday – 45 minutes stationary bike
Wednesday – 75 minute yoga class
Thursday – rest day
Friday – rest day
Saturday – 4 mile run, 1 mile walk
Sunday – 3 mile run & 5 mile bike ride
Weekly Mileage – 15 miles
2014 Mileage – 214 miles
Got a little bit more running in, but the weekend runs felt tough since my body certainly wasn’t acclimated to the humidity and heat with the temperature basically jumping from 50 to 80 overnight!
Not to mention my allergies were out of control, I came back from Saturday’s run with my face completely red, my eyes half swollen shut and my nose running faster than I was. (I’d post the picture but trust me, you really don’t want to see it…)
I also sat down and put together my summer training plan this week so I’m looking forward to getting back on track with actually training for something…as I told a friend a few days ago when I’m not focused on a running goal or following a plan I tend to drift off into running lala land!
Ack, Sunday’s run was brutal. My body didn’t know what to do in 80 degrees! I ran the same workout as the Sunday before, but my time was, no joke, a full minute per mile slower. That was demoralizing.
Yes! That is the most frustrating part about it! I kept looking at my watching being like, “are you kidding me??! I feel like I’m about to pass out and I’m really only running that slow??!”
As long as I take my allergy meds every morning, I’m ok on that front. But the heat is something else. I’m planning to do early morning runs as much as possible to avoid dealing with it.
Yeah, I need to get into the habit of taking my allergy medicine again, it snuck up on me so quickly I keep forgetting to take it!
OMG. I only did a 5K on Sunday it pretty much felt like death. It’s so hard to adjust to running in this weather when we go from apocalyptic winter, skip right over spring, straight to “oh the humidity” summer! I miss having 4 seasons 😦
Tell me about it. I don’t know what the heck is up with the weather, but it seems like we only get extreme summer and extreme winter! (oh yeah…global warming??!)
I run inside a lot because if it’s not the Texas heat, it’s the Texas allergies.
Yeah…I shouldn’t complain…I’m sure the heat we’ve got going on here in New York is nothing compared to Texas!
LOVE that pose! Almost as much as savasana, lol!
Such an easy pose and so beneficial! If my legs are feeling especially tired after a yoga practice I’ll sometimes even take savasana with my legs up the wall, it’s just soooo relaxing!
Looks like a good week! Thanks for the yoga pose, I haven’t done that one (with a wall that it is) in a long time, need to incorporate it!
I know what you mean about having a goal race to keep you on track. I have a 10k coming up, but other than that I’m just kind of floating along. Trying to stay on a regular schedule, but it’s definitely different than when we were training for Dopey – I had months of workouts planned out!
Yes! With Dopey I was so on track with stuff and then it all just fell apart! I’m looking forward to my next training plan starting. And yes, go do legs up the wall! It’s seriously one of the best poses – SO easy and so many benefits!
The heat has kicked in here too! I do like running in heat I just need to hydrate better! Oh and that picture if Madison is so cute!!
Yeah, I think one of my biggest problems was that I wasn’t hydrated properly. I’m really trying to focus on drinking more water this week so I’m prepared for the outdoor sauna runs! And thanks, I thought that picture was cute too, I just went outside to stretch for a bit on the deck and she just climbed on top of me and laid down – so much for stretching!
Ugh the temperature change is kicking my butt! I waited until about 7 to go out last night and I was still dying. I think I’m going to need to switch to morning runs if I am going outside.
It’s funny because sometimes I think the humidity is worse in the mornings (at least over the summer at the Cape it is!) so I have a hard time figuring out when to run over the summer – mornings the humidity is brutal, but by evening I’m wiped from a long day in the heat (seriously, the heat kicks my butt!)…
I take Claritin daily and that helps me. If I don’t, look out, runny nose and watery eyes galore.
Hope your going to share your training plan, love to see how my first self designed plan looks compared to yours.
Yes, Claritin has been amazing the past few days! (I just need to remember to take it!)
I wasn’t necessarily planning on posting my training plan because I just assumed no one really cared! Not to mention I moved a lot around to be able to include all my fall races that I already have scheduled and my husband training for his first half (so we can run together!) so it wouldn’t really necessarily match anyone else’s race schedule. That being said, I’m certainly not opposed to sharing it if you’re interested.
What race are you training for??
First ever marathon in February. Looked up the traditional training plans and they all seemed to generic. Started to design my own and just want to make sure I have everything covered. Any help is appreciated.
So what I did for my first marathon was find a training plan that I felt comfortable with for the most part (as far as # of runs per week, long run distances, etc.) and then I just adjusted it a little to fit my schedule best. I think especially for your first marathon it’s good to follow a plan since most are well tested!
A good resource that can help customize a training plan a bit more is the free Runner’s World SmartCoach App, it asks a few questions and then spits out a plan for you! That may be a good template to start from! Please feel free to ask any questions, I’m happy to help!
It’s so tough to go from running in cooler temps to suddenly having to run in the heat and sun! I went for a run on Sunday, and it was so slow because my body wasn’t ready for the 80 degrees, since it’s been used to 50s (or lower). It doesn’t make it any easier since the weather (here at least) has been such a yo-yo, going from needing air conditioning to turning the heat back on a few days later.
Having to deal with allergies are tough enough, let alone trying to run when they are on the fritz. I hope they settled down after your run.
I also agree with needing a training plan/goal in order to stay on track. If there’s nothing to focus on, I usually lack any motivation to go out for a run.